“Non,” “Nee” and now the UK isn’t even going to ask. The European Constitution itself is a massive document of more than 250 pages and 448 – or is it 465? – articles, drafted via a year-long, open access process. But somewhere the process – and the PR – failed. The U.S. constitution has only seven articles, and its writers knew it had to be simple and readable if it was going to pass. Listen here to find out what makes a constitution.
Join host Christopher Lydon in his conversation with Kim Lane Scheppele, Akhil Reed Amar, and Richard Corbett.
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